Soc Stud Apr 16-20

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Freedmen's Bureau

Congress passed this law that helped the needy formerly enslaved people in the South (gave supplies and food and built schools)

sharecropping

a system of working the land in which the worker was paid by letting them keep crops they harvested

segregation

the practice of keeping people in separate groups based on race

Jim Crow laws

Southern legislatures passed segregation laws that lasted from the 1870s-1960s making Whites a superior race

Transcontinental Railroad

in 1862 construction began on a railroad that would cross the continent

labor union

a workers' group that fights for better working conditions and pay

Ellis Island

an immigration station located in New York City that would require people to be examined before they entered the U.S.

Statue of Liberty

a statue of Lady Liberty given to the U.S. from France in 1886 (it is located in New York Harbor)

Angel Island

immigrants from Asia would enter the U.S. in San Francisco

reservations

areas of land set aside by the government for Native Americans

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